Friday, December 03, 2021
Unemployment Up Slightly In Wayne County

Unemployment Up Slightly In Wayne County

Wayne County’s unemployment rate ticks up according to the latest figures from the state.  The N.C. Department of Commerce says Wayne County’s seasonally unadjusted jobless rate increased to 6.3% in January.  That’s up just slightly from the 6.2% rate recorded in December.  When comparing year-to-year, the latest jobless figures also show a significant increase from the 3.8% unemployment rate recorded in Wayne County in January of 2020 before pandemic restrictions began.  Statewide, unemployment rates decreased in 62 North Carolina County’s in January.

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